The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a consultation on proposals
to remove the requirement for the HSE to approve employers' first-aid training
It is also consulting on proposals to review the Approved Code of Practice
(ACoP) and associated guidance relating to this issue, and seeks views on the
principles on which the revised guidance should be based and what guidance would
help employers. In particular, the HSE is seeking views on what guidance would
be useful to businesses when assessing what they need in terms of
first-aid provision for their particular circumstances, and in the selection of
The consultation closes on 3 December 2012.
First-aid policy and procedure Use
this model policy from XpertHR's policies and documents section to set out your
organisation's rules on the provision of first-aid.
safety XpertHR's employment law manual provides guidance on employers'
health and safety duties.